After receiving a few e-mails regarding the tools and materials list for the Ethereal Bangles Class I feel it would be helpful to post it as this may be a deciding factor for some of you. To view the list click on the link to the right ( Download ETHEREAL BANGLES TOOLS AND MATERIALS LIST)
Also, I have prepared a short Q&A below just as an overview. Please feel free to post or e-mail any questions you might have.
Q: Are the tools needed for the class applicable to other projects?
A: Absolutely. From the pliers to the kitchen torch you will able to use everything needed again and again.
Q: Do I need to purchase top of the line tools?
A: I feel it is always a good idea to purchase the best tools you can afford as creating should not be constrained by budgetry issues. This said know that purchasing good tools is an investment however if you find you are not sure how much metal work/jewelry work you might be persuing in the future start out with a reasonable set of tools as you can always upgrade. Also, keep in mind Etsy and Ebay is a great place to look for gently used tools.
Q: Will the tools I purchase be usable in other classes you will be teaching?
A: Yes. I turn to a pretty regular array tools as do most jewelry artists. The great thing about the items I have included on the list is they work well for not only jewelry but mixed media projects as well.
Q: Where can I find my tools and material?
A: In the PDF I have listed my favorite places to shop. As I have done so for reference and hopefully ease for each attendee I hope each participant utilizes shops they feel comfortable patronizing
Q: What will be in the embellishment kit?
A: Each kit will have a few fundamentals such as a 1 foot of 14 gauge bead wire, rosary chain, pearls and charms. As each class participant will be creating pieces based on their own personal esthetic the embellishment kit is meant to be inspirational as well as offer a starting point. (note these will be available October 18th). Participants in no way are required to purchase a kit!
Q: Will you be closing the class on a particular date?
A: Enrollment will remain open through November 1st and access to the class blog will be available until December 22nd.
Q: Will you be offering other classes?
A: Keep an eye out for an array of new classes which will be posted at the end of November, I promise they will be the perfect holiday gift for yourself, friend or loved one!
I hope these answers are helpful. If for any reason you find you are in need of a bit more clarification please let me know!